Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject develop and edit content for web publication. The subject introduces students to the basics of producing journalism with smart phones and mobile devices, web design, and the skills necessary to create and prepare graphics for the web. Over the course of the subject, students develop and maintain a blog and are given the opportunity to develop their writing and research skills. This subject also introduces students to journalistic uses of social media. No specialist computer programming or design skills are required for entry into this subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWeekly workshops, blog writing and management; online publication prototype. Blog writing; quizzes for reinforcement, weekly workshop participation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise arguments in online content and show a readiness to inform and revise assumptions and one's own views when appropriate, and to apply web standards and usability principles.
02. Demonstrate ability to locate and utilise freely available technical documentation to extend and enhance online user experiences.
03. Identify best practice in web design and locate effective fixes and/or workarounds for common problems, and create effective user navigation for a website.
04. Locate and utilise authoritative technical documentation on web mark-up and usability data to create a website prototype, locate, identify and link to online sources to use as evidence in support of written work.
05. Write and publish short articles (i.e. around 300 500 words on a theme for an online readership and promote such writing through freely available social media platforms; demonstrate/show evidence of efforts to engage with audiences and publish blog content on an external website.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Blogging exercises (1500 words) Update journalism-related blog for online readership

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mobile journalism production (2000 words equivalent) Create audio and video based content using mobile journalism equipment to professional journalistic standards

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Exegesis (1500 words equivalent) Reflect on own and others' online journalistic practice

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2